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Nature Notes from Dorset

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I try to write a Nature Note each day about a species or place found in Dorset.

Each day I try to write a short feature about a species I have seen or place I have visited in Dorset. I call these my Nature Notes and it is how I learn more about the wildlife and wild places of Dorset. These Nature Notes then also add to the information I can show about species and places. I try to keep technical language out of my Notes and to make them as understandable as I can to beginners, after all this site is not really for experts who know far more than I do anyway!

You are welcome to follow my Nature Notes daily if you want to learn a little more each day with me; you can use them to find out more about a particular group of species by reading one of my on-line 'books' or you can just read them when you want to know about a particular species of your choice.

At present about 1,000 of the entries in the species and places databases have Notes, I hope to complete the project by the end of 2017! I will then start again and try and expand and improve each entry and that could take me until 2022 ...



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Past Nature Notes grouped  into 'books'


There are three options you can choose from this page:

  1. Use the FEATURES option to see the species or place I have written about today. You can, of course, bookmark this page in your browser if you want to come back here daily for the latest entry.
  2. Use the BOOK option to see a list of on-line 'books' on related topics and from there you can select a book to browse
  3. Use the BLOGGER option to see my Nature Notes as a blog. On this page thereare options to use an RSS feed to follow my blog or, alternatively, you can sign up to receive an email letting you know when a new Nature Note has been posted to the blog.

You can also follow my Nature Notes by liking my Facebook page or following my Twitter feed and you will find access to those on the preceding Information home page and then clicking/tapping NEWS.